Israeli troops have demolished six homes of a group of Palestinians living in an area south of the West Bank, eyewitnesses have said.
According to local residents, two Israeli bulldozers entered the area located near the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on Tuesday razing the homes of dozens of Palestinians living in the area.
Israeli troops also arrested seven Palestinians after clashes erupted between the residents and Israeli forces. Israel claims the homes were "illegally built."
There is yet no comment from Israeli authorities.
Israel regularly demolishes homes of Palestinians in the West Bank on the pretext that they have been built without permit.
Meanwhile, some 1.5 million Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have been denied their basic rights including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.
Poverty and unemployment rates in the coastal enclave stand at approximately 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively.